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Posted 2019-05-18T15:22:00Z

News from the Home Front

Hi everyone. After 3 ½  months away, I finally got home Tuesday afternoon, thanks to a smooth convoy from Menlo Park with Pat and Phil Williams. Thanks again, guys! You are the absolute best.
I ended up coming home alone without my caregiver, and it has been completely wonderful puttering around the house on my own with Sam, putting the place back together and resetting the energy. I’m clearing out old stuff, reorganizing drawers and closets, and planning new deck furniture. (By the way, the new dishes are gorgeous. 😊)
I am recovering so much faster than anyone expected. This week, my first week back and alone, I’ve been driving, grocery shopping and doing laundry without any trouble at all. There was no way I could have gone to Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods in a row back in January. Bone marrow transplants are hell in a hand basket but truly miraculous when they work.
Send some gratitude right now to your red blood cells. You gotta love not being anemic!

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Comments (10)

  • Victor Koman
    Victor Koman

    Dearest Joanne — I’m so excited and happy that you are bouncing back so well! You have always been so positive, with a ready smile for everyone in your orbit, that I knew if anyone could recover from such a double whammy, you would. Congratulations on coming home and regaining your energy. Don’t overdo it, but keep it up! Red-cell love and best wishes beaming your way! Happy Saturday! Happy May! Welcome back!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Kevin Woo
    Kevin Woo

    RBC Strong. Congrats. And a shout out to your medical team!

    one year ago · Reply
    • Joanne Bethlahmy
      Joanne Bethlahmy

      Absolutely. They are brilliant

      one year ago · Reply
  • Monica Turner
    Monica Turner

    You’ll be hiking in those hills in no time!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Anne Eisenberg
    Anne Eisenberg

    Dear Joanne, We are thrilled for you. Much gratitude for the miracles of modern medicine and your strength, fortitude and power to always move forward positively. We are looking forward to seeing you in you "tree house." Love, Anne and Hal

    one year ago · Reply
  • Christine fuetsch
    Christine fuetsch

    Hi Joanne , This is such great news for me to hear how well you are doing . Sending you lots of love and light I’m sure Sammy is the happiest cat in the world right now ... he has his human back at home safe and sound Big hug and kiss Christine Fuetsch

    one year ago · Reply
  • Debbie Gawrych
    Debbie Gawrych

    Fantastic News! It is miraculous how well this is working out. I look forward to talking with you soon. Love Debbie Gawrych

    one year ago · Reply
  • Rosanne Ogles
    Rosanne Ogles

    I am so happy for you! Welcome Home! Love, Rosanne

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jo Lynn Lambert
    Jo Lynn Lambert

    Happy nesting, Joanne! Much love from Jo Lynn and Mike

    one year ago · Reply

    Such wonderful news -- so delighted for you and all those who love you.

    one year ago · Reply